Michail Katkoff, former Executive Producer at Zynga, has joined social gaming firm FunPlus as Studio Lead at the San Francisco office.
Katkoff, who is also well-known as founder and editor of free-to-play gaming blog Deconstructor of Fun, began his career in mobile gaming with Digital Chocolate.
He has since worked at Rovio, Supercell, and Scopely.
FunPlus is a Beijing-headquartered developer of social games across mobile and online platforms, perhaps most famously with the Family Farm series, although it sold its legacy games to a Chinese construction company almost $1 billion in 2014.
More recently, as it looked to reboot itself as a western developer, it moved into the world of mobile publishing with PublishingPlus.
Katkoff's experience and insight - as evidenced on Deconstructor of Fun - will no doubt prove invaluable to FunPlus going forward, and his impact on its output will be worth watching closely.
To view all current vacancies at FunPlus, in both San Francisco and Beijing, you can visit the developer's jobs page.